Joanna Burch-Brown/ Jussi Suikkanen/ Demetris Tillyris
Why do we tend to judge hypocrites more harshly than those whose actions, however bad, appear consistent with their beliefs? Is hypocrisy better understood as inevitable weakness of the will or as inexcusable deception? We ask if hypocrisy is a moral dead-end or a step on the path to better behaviour. Is there such a thing as ‘honest’ hypocrisy? Which contemporary issues tend to make hypocrites of us, and are we, the hypocrites, really all that bad?
Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Bristol
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Birmingham
Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Canterbury Christ Church University
Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture, Royal Holloway, University of London & Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Recorded on 25 April 2017 at the LSE